Set up a reasonable and nightly bedtime. Do your best sticking to it. Eight hours is ideal. Stay away from stimulants such as caffeinated drinks, sugars and alcohol before bedtime. Unwind from the day one hour prior to bed by turning off all electronics.
A nightly routine 30 minutes before bed such as brush your teeth, take a warm shower or a bath, write in a journal, can keep you from getting distracted with other tasks. Sleep in a dark and quiet room.
These are a few tips for sleeping for people living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
What helps you get a good night’s sleep?
My iphone has an awesome sleep tool. It’s in the health app. It’s called “sleep”.
You set your desired sleep and wake up times. It even gives you soft alerts letting you know it’s time to start winding down. Then in the morning the wake alarm up is gradual. This little feature has made a huge different for me:).
Tyler, Thank you for sharing your “sleep” app. I like the idea of soft alerts.